"WOW! I know! That is exactly what we said the first time we saw them. This set of six Culver Glassware Company vintage Red And Gold Paisley Pattern 12 oz flat tumblers are that stunningly beautiful!
The Culver Glassware Company was a leader in the field of decorative giftware, and this set of vividly embellished vintage barware is proof of their exceptional quality and lavish design. It is no surprise that vintage Culver Glassware is so desirable and collectible. These Mid-Century cylindrical tumblers are also a textural delight; from the bold, rich red painted surface to the embossed, 22 karat gold paisleys in sizes that range from a diminutive 1-1/8" to a dramatic 2".
While researching vintage Culver Glassware Company pieces, I found that information about the company's history was as limited as the number of Culver's glass treasures which are available on the market. We Antiquarians are privileged to share the research of esteemed Milwaukee, WI attorney and life-long Culver Glassware collector and enthusiast Jeff Murrell:
Culver was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1939 by Irving Rothenberg. In 1980, the company moved to downtown Rahway, New Jersey because Brooklyn gradually became too dangerous within which to operate. Known for lavish designs, many embellished with 22-karat gold, the company gained notoriety and its products became highly collectible. Mark “Mickey” Rothenberg took over the company in 1987 after his father, Irving, passed away. He ran the company until he sold it in 1996 to Moderne Glass Company, Inc. He then headed another glass company until his death on 9/11 - he was one of the passengers on the hijacked Newark-to-San-Francisco flight that crashed in Pennsylvania."
For more history and information about the Culver Glassware Company, please visit Jeff Murrell's Culver Glassware site.
Measuring approximately 5-1/2" tall, with a 2-3/4" rim, these vintage Culver Glassware Company Red And Gold Paisley 12 oz tumblers are in perfect condition. Like much of the glassware that Culver produced, our distinctive Red And Gold Paisley pattern tumbler set is not marked. To ensure the lasting beauty of Culver Glassware's designs, please wash this amazing vintage glassware in warm water with mild detergent and never place them in the dishwasher. With timeless appeal, this set of glassware will be an exquisite addition to any decor, and is a perfect gift for the vintage barware collectors.